Execution Index | News Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

Execution Index 

Numbers include the execution of John Hardy Rose if carried out on Friday

Executions*
United States (40 states): 744
The South (14 states): 629
North Carolina: 21
*Since 1977, when the U.S. Supreme Court again allowed states to apply death sentences.

N.C. Governors' Records
Mike Easley
Clemency granted: 1
Clemency denied: 5
Executed: 5

Jim Hunt (1977-1985, 1993-2000)
Clemency granted: 2
Clemency denied: 14

Jim Martin (1985-1993)
Clemency granted: 1
Clemency denied: 2

Ward's crime
First-degree murder of Patricia Stewart in 1991

Strongest Case for Clemency
Rose's appeals attorneys have introduced evidence of mental disorder that was not presented at trial. His court-appointed trial attorneys had no experience with capital cases:one was just out of law school and the other was a career prosecutor. Rose's appeals have also focused on an investigator's promise that he would avoid the death penalty if he confessed to the crime. A federal appeals court refused to consider an additional claim of economic discrimination in the imposition of the death penalty.

Time of Execution
Friday, Nov. 30, 2 a.m.

Method of Execution
Lethal injection of thiopental sodium and procuonium bromide (Pavulon), which induces sleep and then stops all muscle action, including breathing.

Executioners
"Appropriately trained" volunteers work anonymously behind a curtain. Three inject syringes into IV tubes. Only one contains the lethal solution. The volunteers do not know which one.

Survivors
Rose is survived by his mother, Eloise Pace; two sisters, Ulayla Odom and Betty Brown; a brother-in-law, Bobby Brown; and three children from an early marriage.

Cost to N.C. Taxpayers
About $3 million, based on figures from the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington and from a 1993 study of North Carolina cases by Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy, which estimated that murder cases ending in executions cost $2.1 million more than those resulting in sentences of life imprisonment.

Still on N.C. Death Row
Total: 216
Men: 210
Women: 6
African American: 120
Native American: 9
White: 82
Other: 5

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News Feature



Twitter Activity

Comments

You are so right, Barb! I hope one day Terry Johnson gets the punishment he deserves!!! …

by vidvis on Alamance County’s Notorious Sheriff Hurt His Shin, and He Wants an Anti-Confederate Protester from Durham to Pay for It (News Feature)

Most Recent Comments

You are so right, Barb! I hope one day Terry Johnson gets the punishment he deserves!!! …

by vidvis on Alamance County’s Notorious Sheriff Hurt His Shin, and He Wants an Anti-Confederate Protester from Durham to Pay for It (News Feature)

No strength from John at all. Just division cloaked in progressive warm and fuzzy. As a parent did John ever …

by seadog_terry on How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left (News Feature)

"Some simply know in their gut, he [Pavlovitz] says, that a religion of in-groups and out-groups isn't what Jesus was …

by Angela Britt on How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left (News Feature)

John is definitely not what the church needs! He will say he doesn't believe the Bible to be fully true. …

by Bob24 on How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left (News Feature)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation